I’ve been dabbling in gold-making using my crafting and the auction house since sometime during Wrath. I spent most of Wrath just doing glyphs, because that was practically printing money. Then in Cata I moved also in jewelcrafting and a little bit of enchanting. I wasn’t too serious – I didn’t hover over the auction house cancel-reposting. It was enough to earn a couple thousand gold a day.
When I hit 350k, I realized that I could eventually earn a million gold this way. I just had to keep doing what I was doing and resist the urge to spend a lot. And that’s what I did, for over a year now.
This week, I finally reached my goal of a million gold.
So what do I do with all that gold? Interestingly, I felt like I *had* to spend some. When I first collected my gold from my mailbox and exceeded a million, I ended with 1,001,500 or so. My first thought was, “I can’t spend more than 1,500g or I’ll drop back below a million.” That’s crazy! That means that even though I was a millionaire, I couldn’t buy anything that cost over 1,500g? It’s like I was broke again!
So I decided to break the hold that this magic number had. I went out and bought myself the Grand Expedition Yak for a cool 108,000g. It was a huge expense and for no real purpose, but it broke me out of the “save your gold! save! save!” mindset I was stuck in.
Its now been three days since I hit that milestone and I have not crafted a glyph since. I’m sure I’ll get back to it, but I feel no real compulsion to push it. I feel much more relaxed. I am spending more time now doing other things in game rather than posting auctions.